WHAT IS NEURODIVERGENCE, NEURODIVERSITY + NEUROSPICY?
OUR UNIQUELY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES OF THE WORLD
In my work with adults, I strive to promote the wellness and acceptance of all individuals, especially adults who identify as neurodiverse.
Neurodiversity is an inclusive concept that recognizes and embraces the natural variations in neurological functioning among individuals. It acknowledges that neurodiverse individuals have unique strengths and perspectives that can contribute to a vibrant and diverse society.
You do not need an official diagnosis to experience the world as a neurodivergent person, although you might be on the pathway for or already have a medical diagnosis of one or more of, or a variation of the following:
Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Personality Disorder, PTSD or cPTSD, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD or ADD), Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Sensory Processing Disorder Auditory Prcessing Disorder, Culutral Diversity such as dual ethnicity, plus so many more related differences..
Experiencing neurodiversity does not mean you are broken or disordered, as the name of many diagnoses suggests. It simply means your experience of the world will feel different to what is being prescribed in mainstream education, health, social circles, and media. Every person is born uniquely different and grows into a uniquely different adult, with many different experiences, attachments and relationships which effect how we experience the world. For us, sometimes the world can safe with nothing to fear and at other times these differences can make us feel like we cannot or do not fit in, yet there is no normal in this life, you just need to find your tribe.